Friday, August 01, 2008

Translate, a new extension is being developed

As part of his Summer of Code project, Nikerabbit is now developing the "Translate" extension. Translate is there to help with the translations of the many text that need ... translating. They are the press releases, the election statements and all the other texts.



This is an example of what it looks like; a legenda on top followed by the text in "your" language. When you want to translate, you click on the "Deze pagina vertalen" text in the top left corner.

At the moment the code is being developed, the documentation needs writing and I am sure that more testing will smooth the experience. In the mean time it is functionality that I think will prove to be really welcome.

Thanks,
GerardM

4 comments:

pfctdayelise said...

Oh, AWESOME. Can't wait to see what it can do. :)

Who else is doing SoCs? Did I miss an announcement?

GerardM said...

Hoi, this is not the Google Summer of Code, it is a Finnish Summer of Code... Yes, I did mention it on this blog :)
Thanks,
Gerard

Chriswaterguy said...

This is just for messages, I gather. Any chance it could be adapted to help the translation of content?

I've compiled a few ideas on wiki translation at http://www.appropedia.org/Improving_translation_tools_for_MediaWiki - any thoughts and leads appreciated!

GerardM said...

Wrong, translatewiki.net is best known for messages. The functionality that I described here is for any text.

Problem is that this functionality is broken.. It will get attention again.
Thanks,
GerardM